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may be offensive. c-span: at what point did you decide to do a documentary on the detroit? >> guest: i'm from the area. i was born and raised in the dietrich areas of there was a personal connection. i never considered making a film in detroit or with any personal ties to myself whatsoever. but my co-director and body, rachel, started talking about the city of detroit in late 2008, because i would return home and things seemed to be getting worse and worse. it was all pretty bad when i grew up there in the 80's. so to see the crisis spread out further and further into the suburbs and a lot of people i knew were leaving and we started discussing what was the future of this place, but wouldn't like, then in october of 2009i came with my crew for three days as an experiment and filmed in a city just as an outsider and talked to a few people and absolutely riveted by the people and the place. and i thought there's definitely a movie here. i'm not sure what it is that we need to make a film and in detroit. c-span: i read that you're father had an impact on you and his business is over the y
these rumors on the street. >>steve: and repeating them on that detroit radio station. bill o'reilly booked her last night. it was fiery. watch. >> chicago police, as you well know, are not gunning down black children. you know that; right? >> well, certainly they are not, bill. but based upon the history of african-americans in this country and based upon the fact that 70% of the murders in chicago are unsolved, 70% are unsolved, people are wondering what the heck is going on. certainly monique davis, who is a good friend to the police, who supports the police, i believe they're our first responder and i respect that, but i have the right as a legislator to repeat what my community says to me. >> not if it's irresponsible you don't. i hear a lot of *eurp -- irresponsible stuff. >> i don't think it is irresponsible. >> for chicago police to be accused of gunning down children? you don't think it'sish responsible. >> i don't think they said that. i said there was some suspicion -- >> that's irresponsible without any evidence. >>steve: we all hear crazy stuff. when you're in a position of power a
bomb. >> new york city's mayor michael bloomberg says detroit's financial disaster should serve as a warning to all u.s. cities. >> the banks want to pick the bones clean. >> cuts will go into the bone the next time. cuts to police and fire, sanitation, economic development. >> the state of our city has never been stronger. >> what's the matter? >> i'm confused. >> forget about it. >> i don't think there's any mystery about what will happen next. >> the point is, ladies and gentlemen, that greed for lack of a better word, is good. >> when does the greed stop? >> big banks are the real parasites. >> i know which is right for new york. >> good to have you with us. thanks for watching "the ed show." if you have been watching this program over the last month, you know that i have paid a great deal of tang to what is going on in the city of detroit. because i have put out a narrative and now it is being played out by the biggest mayor in america. that there is going to be a template by conservative elected leaders, governors, mayors, when it comes the dealing with obligations, and of
. at&t mobile share for business. ♪ >> neil: detroit goes bust. michigan lawmakers needing to find ways to rev up cash. are unions pushing for a detroit bailout about to get their way? stewart, you argue that at least weapon it comes to pensioners they need help. >> absolutely. the city of detroit and the state of michigan made a commitment to workers years and years ago, that they would get a pension. many times they negotiated for higher pensions and less wages. and firefighters police officers need pensions like the rest of us do. the average negligence detroit -- average pension in detroit is $19,000. hardly lavish. the pensions and i would argue we have to save detroit. >> neil: a lot of cities in line. i'm not blaming unions. a lot of inept imaginer -- managers that let his happened but unfunded high schools that can't -- unopportunitied liabilities. you have a host of other u.s. cities in arrears, a number of states on the brink. where do you draw the line? >> the problem in detroit is similar to other stays and that's a conscious effort to deindustrialize america. these are prim
that is detroit with fox kppv. and tea are it go to wounded reg mint.orgthe>> new information on the death of let are the at this time this is 16 years after the they was on killed a perness>> the rains came in and they rained hard and the storm was slow moving and wuchled a lot of rain in a sort of canned'd period. canned pagscoming up with the theory of relativity, the next... not so much. when we made our commitment to the gulf, bp had two big goals: help the gulf recover and learn from what happened so we could be a better, safer energy company. i can tell you - safety is at the heart of everything we do. we've added cutting-edge technology, like a new deepwater well cap and a state-of-the-art monitoring center, whe experts watch over all drilling activity twenty-four-seven. and we're sharing what we've learned, so we can all produce energy more safely. our commitment has never been stronger. the last thing i want is to feel like someone is giving me a sales pitch, especially when it comes to my investments. you want a broker you can trust. a lot of guys at the other firms seemed more focused
. >> other playoff baseball the tampa bay rays lost to the angels. oakland beat detroit. braves won again and the pirates lost to the brewers. >> come on pirates. >> went 3 for 4, two rbis in my softball game. >> you laid down a couple doubles? >> i hit a couple, no one. >> did they bring out the respirator? >>> let's go to the u.s. open. 296th ranked victoria duval stunned samantha stoeser. it is her first win against a top 20 opponent. her family comes from haiti. her father was actually buried in the rubble in the earthquake three years ago and had to be dug out of the rubble. >> that's an incredible story. >>> more drama from the new york jets camp. the team signed former green bay packers quarterback. he was released after losing out to vince young in green bay for the number two spot. harrell expected to report with the team today. another quarterback joins on the jets roster. rex says he may not make anyone a starter until opening day, day of the game. bring in more quarterbacks. >>> still ahead on "morning joe" governor rick snyder joins us ahead of tomorrow's special show in detr
, in washington, d.c., in st. louis, in kansas city, in detroit, in flint, michigan, and other areas around this -- fast food workers. they were people who work in burger king, mcdonald's, popeye, they are the ones who give you the hamburgers and the french fries. what they are saying is workers all over this country, they cannot make it on $7.25 an hour, $7.50 an hour. often they are unable to get 40 hours of work and in most cases they get no or very limited benefits. all over the country, these workers, often young people, are walking out of their establishments, their fast-food places and are educating the consumers about the economic injustice taking place in these fast-food establishments. what they are saying is we need to raise the minimum wage in this country, that american workers cannot exist on $7.25 an hour which is the national minimum wage now or $8 an hour or $9 an hour. my own view is that the very least we should be raising the minimum wage to $10 an hour. just do the arithmetic. if somebody is making $7.25 an hour and if they are lucky enough to be getting 40 hours a week
would tell them to shut up. >> dna tests. >>> and shocking numbers out of detroit. >> 50,000 dogs run loose in the city. people move out, they leave their dogs behind. when it gets cold, they turn them loose. >> packs of stray dogs roaming the streets. the city too strapped to do anything. one neighborhood now called chihuahuaville. that's all new with the next hour of cnn "newsroom." >>> a college basketball player who already lost two family members now learns the ncaa won't let him on the court this season. we have the "bleacher report." good morning. >> he lost his father and brother in the last year so he decided to transfer from iowa state to rutgers to be closer to home but the ncaa says he has to sit out this season if he wants to play for the scarlet knights. another case of the wording of the rule getting in the way of doing what's right. you can get a hardship rule to play right away if you have a sick family member, but if a family member dies you're out of luck. he said i'll make the wise decision of staying off social networks today because if i express my feeling i migh
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a little tiresome. it hasn't worked for four years. think detroit. >> thinking detroit, we're going to take up that issue later here in the broadcast with a congressman who wants the federal government to step in, do you think that that is going >> the house of representatives and the senate are not going to allow the president to throw american taxpayer money at detroit or other failed cities. detroit has had decades of warnings. they were spending too much, regulating too much, driving people out of the city, governing poorly. they didn't care, they thought they would be bailed out, they thought other people would pay for their mistakes and the answer is no. enough cities and many states have begun to turn themselves around on unfunded pension liabilities and civil service costs. those states, utah and wisconsin and new jersey and louisiana, those states are not going to loot their taxpayers to pay for cities and states that didn't do anything to take care of themselves. not happening. >> and let's turn now to immigration. word out today, breitbart.com reporting they have corroborating so
in detroit. let's bring in now, former governor of pennsylvania, and nbc news political analyst, ed rendell, also editor in chief of "parade" magazine maggie murphy. the latest issue of "parade" is a labor day report on putting america back to work. let's jump right into it now. manufacturing is returning, about five, six, seven years ago, you start ed realizing tha the cost of producing products in china were going up, the labor prices were going up with fuel costs up, shipping costs a lot more, companies in america started reorganizing. yesterday an extraordinary story about the uaw and ford joining arms, locking arms, 20,000 new jobs coming to detroit right away. i mean, things are really turning around. and you look forward over the next decade, it speeds up. we've got an energy boom coming. the likes of which we haven't seen in 100 years. it's going to get much cheaper to make products in america. >> it's going to get cheaper and the other thing along with companies and sort of the economics that it's good to grow some stuff here, consumers now connect by u.s. products, u.s. jobs. down
.m. than most people do all day. you should move to some [ bleep ] abandoned house in detroit. if a bunch of these white slobs who have creepy ass -- would move there with you, you can have a creepy ass neighborhood. detroit a little piece of turd world africa right here in america. >> wow. that's a little haaseist. >> was that -- was that a little racist? >> that was for me. >> just for you? >> stephanie: just for me. >> it's a tie. >> stephanie: you know what i think? because sean hannity mentioned me last week. >> did he. >> stephanie: i always get that. >> i saw that tweet. yeah, yeah. okay. all right. >> stephanie: speaking of right-wing world. >> eric boehlert from media matters for america doing the lord's work. ♪ hurts so good ♪ come on, baby ♪ eric boehlert hurts so good. >> stephanie: let's dive into the right-wing world. >> i don't know what that means. ♪ hurts so good >> stephanie: you know what? you tules ton a lot of -- you tulessen to a lot of right wing media. benghazi fever, another friday in right wing radio. >> we talked about the return of the clinton crazies,
that came into the detroit bankruptcy was its public pensions. i think the emergency manager in detroit has estimated that the city owes something like $18 billion in debt, $3.5 billion of that in unfunded pension liabilities. jeff mentioned, a lot of things going to a pension funding situation. to them is whether the government is making contributions. thene of them is whether government is making contributions paid that is a problem in detroit. the government has borrowed to make contributions, just like borrowing to pay your monthly bills. not necessarily a good idea or a sustainable. in some cases they might have sweetened the pot. several members are under investigation by the sec. nevertheless, the asset returns that you talked about a couple years ago didn't look so good. for that reason it called attention to the funding of state and local pensions generally. in some ways detroit is its own case and in other ways it brings up the fact that on average, state and local pensions are 80% funded -- i'm sorry, 73% funded. 80% is the target we would like to be. street at thethe capitol are
if you heard this but detroit announced bankruptcy today. that is the top story today. so the goal is to have the cities find a way to grab ahold of that suburban tax money and bring it into the city. so the bottom line is that barack obama wants to redistribute the wealth of america's suburbs to the city. to see the radical file community organizers who mentored and trained barack obama all those years ago in chicago they really didn't like the suburbs. in fact their ultimate goal was literally to abolish the suburbs. why were obama's radical organizing mentors so upset about the suburbs? they blamed the suburbs for the problems of the city because when people move out to the suburbs, they take their tax money with them. so obama's radical organizers put on their thinking caps and came up with a strategy for the economic and political independence of america. and as the strategies came, a movement called the regional equity movement, the regional equity movement sometimes is just called regionalism for short. it goes under different names and you might have also heard of the idea
people may not know his speech originated in part in detroit. explain what dr. king was saying two months before. guest: yes, i'm from detroit and i grew up there. with aretha franklin's father and many other prominent ministers in detroit. dr.king participated in a huge march in detroit leading down near cobal hall where he delivered a similar speech and he talked about using our resources to make sure justice will be delivered. he talked about some of the same things he did in washington. he also talked about obviously detroit being the headquarters of a tremendous labor movement with u.a.w. the local focus in terms of negro rights was extraordinarily powerful. so dr. king founded some of those things but of course took them to a new level in washington. host: from june of 1963 two months before the march on washington. this is put together from motown records. >> i have a dream this afternoon. my four little children will not come up in the same young days that i came up. they will be judged on the basis of the content of their character and not the color of their skin. i have a dre
blew up an airliner over detroit in 2009. where they directed terror attacks before being killed two years ago in a u.s. drone strike. >> given the source and the time frame where this attack or these attacks may be taking place, that's why the government takes this action. >> britain and germany are closing their embassies in yemen. this comes as interpol asks countries to track down terrorism suspect who is escaped over the past month in prison breaks in the middle east. at this point in time, it is not clear whether there is a connection between all of the alerts. president obama continues to get updated regularly. lester? >> kristen welker at the white house. we are joined by counter terrorism analyst michael lighter and richard angle on the ground in egypt. i will begin with you. we are led to believe al qaeda has been severely weakened. what's happening on the arabian peninsula. >> it is true that al questioned is severely weakened in pakistan and afghanistan, but we have seen a rise in their affiliate in yemen. they worked quite hard and made gains against that affiliate, but
passenger in detroit it all started when the woman in the brown coat boarded the bus and her transfer card got stuck inside the scanner. she became agitated and started to yell at the driver. another passenger christopher jackson.. tried to intervene. you can see him step between them... but he says other people were egging them on and the fight escalated. incue: the ride spit... outcue: began right there on the spot." the woman hits the driver with her purse... and a brawl breaks out. the driver can be seen hitting the woman in the head, using her keys as a weapon. eventually, bystanders break them up and police are called. the driver is now out on occupational injury, but the bus driver union boss says she was defending herself and should not be fired. a gray end to the work week... but some changes on the way for this weekend. lets check in with dawn brown. marlon brown had a breakout game last night... why the undrafted rookie left the texans camp to come to baltimore... next in sports unlimited... ♪ i we up to a lightbulb ♪ every little thing is possible ♪ [ female announcer ] h
by detroit. pats at their own 42. brady picked off by chris houston and new england has work to do. jen, you can't keep laughing the whole show. pats put up 9 points. i want to put a camera on jen because she is laughings entire show. can someone please show her on tv? >>> ryan braun who is not going to be the next batman is coming clean kind of. the former mvp released a statement admitting to the use of performance-enhancing drug drugs and apologized for his actions saying in part "i felt wronged and attacked but looking back now i was the one who was wrong. i am beyond embarrassed that i said what i thought i needed to say to defend my cloud of vision of reality" and, of course, apologized to the testing guy who he completely impugned. some think that's the number one reason why, he reasoned the guy's career. he received a suspension following that investigation. >>>le brian wilson making his debut. look at that that famous beard has a ponytail and looks pretty nasty. by the way, someone offered reportedly million bucks for him to shave that beard. strikeout. the dodgers win 6-0 over miam
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's here from detroit and to the kirby couch. >> good morning. i'm about maybe two hours on the other side of michigan. people think when you're in michigan all they know is detroit. kalamazoo battle creek. no, you're from detroit. like new york. people don't know about upstate new york and those places. >> glad you straightened this out. >> in my hometown, i didn't say it, man. >> we don't want the back you up. what was the time off like? >> i did movies and tv they thought i quit doing comedy. i worked every weekend since '83. >> that's right. tomorrow, you're working one night only. >> one night only in the movie theaters. my latest special from detroit is "make me want to holler." the world is so crazy, all you can do is scream and laugh because you can't get too crazy about this stuff because you lose your mind. >> detroit is back in the news and decided their best bet is to go bankrupt. said this is our best move. what does it feel like to have that happen? do you think it's a good move? >> my hometown also got taken over by the government. people have to separate. people of detroit
that economic justice required political power. in the two months before the march when king spoke in detroit before a crowd of 150,000, he reminded them there in his version of the "i have a dream" speech in detroit that it was time for blacks to have access to housing and jobs. >> let me get you to pause one second as we watch the president and the first lady now desce descending the stairs. this will be followed by the star-spangled banner performance. you see the president there. his remarks are scheduled around 2:44 p.m. eastern time. it is now 2:12 eastern time. you hear the applause there. professor, again, chris made the point about the president needing to address some of these current issues. double-digit unemployment rate for african-americans and to equate it to what we experienced then and sadly the numbers that exist today. >> no, it's a great point. i mean, again, when barack obama was elected president, it was important for many african-americans to see him as a realization of that political power. for many, he realized that vision -- >> let me pause you as we listen to the na
, in chicago, detroit, philadelphia, and all over this nation, the black masses are on the march for jobs and freedom. >> in the five decades since, john lewis has become an icon of the civil rights movement, a hero who faced down brutal southern police in the name of freedom and was beaten bloody for daring to do so. today, he is a 14-term congressman from georgia. recently, he and i returned to the national mall in washington to remember that day in 1963 and the march that changed america. >> people were all the way down. and you just saw hundreds and thousands of individuals. i'm john lewis, and i was the youngest speaker. ten of us spoke. i spoke number six. dr. king spoke number ten. and out of the ten people that spoke that day, i'm the only one still around. >> congratulations. >> what's that? >> congratulations. >> thank you very much. >> it was a great moment in american life. >> you were his friend? >> yeah. i got to know dr. king. i met him in 1958 when i was 18. but i first heard of him when i was 15 years old in the 10th grade. we worked together. we marched together. we got
an asset price bubble. you can't get off that ride, unless you're moving to another country. >> or detroit where you can still pick up a house for $10,000. but then you're not in -- as you point out, people make housing choices on schools, economic opportunities, jobs. >> let me ask you this. when we looked at the disparities in subprime loans, 2006, 30% of these loans went to women. much likely men to get subprime mortgages. even high-in come african-american borrowers were likely to get subprime mortgages than white borrowers. was that about being a bad decisionmakers, women aren't good with their money or are we seeing targeted behaviors and those behaviors are still unaddressed? >> additionally these lenders targeted elderly african-american women with high equity in their homes. when they perfected this whole process of scamming people out of their equity, they rolled it out to communities of color, primarily african-american communities, because they didn't have enough people who spoke spanish to hit that community. they hit the spanish community later. but it was a targeted theft of
to the end of july, the bankruptcy of june choi it -- the bankruptcy of detroit. there was an interesting confusion ourng media assistance. we have not seen that. detroit has faded away from the conversation in washington. have you been working on that with the ministration? do you think something is forthcoming? what would that -- what is key here, what would that systems entail? the fed can lead to detroit? more infrastructure grants go to the city. try to be as specific as possible as what the federal solution would be. >> we do not have time to wade through all that be specific. 30 seconds or less. let me talk about bankruptcy in able get to as much of your question as we can. there are two instances over the last couple of months where there has been abuse of the bankruptcy laws. take the one dealing with people and minerals. peabody coal has been in the industry for 100 years. they became a staple. alone back inand 1970. what do they do? arch get all of the legacy costs from a all those hundred years. the create this coal company called patriot. they put all most all of the legacy c
york city like detroit. we're not detroit. but with actions like this and with actions like the city council where they just recently passed a law that says individuals can actually sue policemen individually, not corporately, it's really unfortunate. >> gretchen: it's interesting to see when you have the police commissioner, ray kelly and the mayor agreeing so strongly on this particular issue, 'cause they don't agree on everything, to see them come out and be so upset about this must say something about the way in which they've been conducting business for the last decade. i just want you to look at the stats. here is new york city crime stats. 2012-2013, murder down 27.5%. murder down, shooting incidents down, 28.6%. so joe, how do you expect that to change when officers can no longer stop and frisk? >> well, officers can still stop and frisk, but they're going to be handcuffed in how they do it. the judge basically thinks and without any credible evidence that police officers are stopping people for -- without having any suspicious activity, when in fact, that's been not proven.
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in the middle of lake saint claire on monday, took him more than two days to reach detroit. the swim raised money for charity. illinois. this couple tied the knot on a replica pirate ship that the groom built himself in the backyard. he says it took him several months to build the vessel. they plan to keep it in their backyard so future kids can play on it it and that's a fox watch across america. nation? stephen colbert got quite the surprise this week when a cancelled on his program. nation, fear not. last night he got some revenge on the mtv executive behind it all. coming up, colbert spoils a big surprise. pumps up the tune and gets lucky. ♪ up all night ♪ i'm up all night to getle a lucky. and 6 weeks of sleep but one thing you don't want to lose is any more teeth. if you wear a partial, you are almost twice as likely to lose your supporting teeth. new poligrip and polident for partials 'seal and protect' helps minimize stress, which may damage supporting teeth, by stabilizing your partial. and 'clean and protect' kills odor-causing bacteria. care for your partial. help protect you
pittsburgh, 64 detroit, 70s in washington. there is your radar, your shower activity front royal, very close to showers, thunderstorms. we'll track the progress over the next couple of hours. should be through the region early afternoon. it will take a few hours to clear for you. all of you are in good shape even at the beaches. talk about saturday and sunday, both beautiful, low to mid 80s, low humidity. a great looking weekend. 84, saturday and sunday look good, monday and tuesday look good, highs mid 80s. >> thank you, tucker. >> let's check in with steve hershorn on the roads. >> 14th street bridge 395 little volume. to get through the work zone, same configuration. a lane blocked each way. northbound on 395. you'll slow down to get passed the exit for the 3rd street tunnel. south capitol street, bit of a back up approaching fredrick douglas memorial bridge up to nats stadium, accident heading inbound on south capitol street. look for delays as you approach the bridge. one lane blocked over to 270 montrose road down to the beltway, looking good. here we are on the beltway, a little bit o
. i am just outside detroit. i have always been able to find a job and my skill trade. it may not pay what i wanted to. that's what i want it to. wanteday not pay what i to. host: detroit is getting a lot of attention as far as bankruptcy issues and what it means as far as michigan's economy. do you think it has a spillover effect? bad.r: it is pretty i am underwater right now. i bought a condo and refinanced it. up --ndo beneath me went went for 21,000. one guys a realtor and said that value is coming back up. it is going to take a while and i understand that. host: things do not happen overnight. that is brad america look tonight -- on our -- that is brad on our republican line. next caller -- caller: let because he, as a prospective college student, i am seeing some improvement. tennesseeobama was in to try and compromise with the republicans. boehnerans, under john and the tea party that is pushing the tax deal come ever since they got into 2011 -- ident obama has not something that was explicitly endorsed from 35%. need to obviously return to manufacturing. in 2012 that we need t
of michigan and, of course, everybody's aware of the economic pain felt by the city of detroit, so finishing a swim there was also very symbolic. what we really wanted to show, number one, we're selling these bricks to help fund building projects, but there was also a message of hope we wanted to deliver, you know, that we don't have to sink with the weight of our burleds, you know? and if one man can pull a ton of bricks 22 miles, then what are we able to accomplish if we all pull together? i believe we will have the strength to pull ourselves out of this, and that was really the message that we delivered. jenna: it's such a powerful message, and it struck me as i was reading a little bit about you that most of the stories we do about detroit and about michigan are, as you mentioned, you know, they're negative because of what's going on right now with the economy. and you had an interesting interaction with a woman who traveled to see you at the end of this swim, jim. tell our viewers a little bit about that. >> this was the most special moment of the swim for me, you know? in addition to m
will be close to 100. phoenix will be 107. highs around 80 from new york, d.c., chicago and detroit. they'll be in the mid-70s. >>> the postal service making more adjustments. what you should know before you mail your next package. >>> and new details in the kidnapping saga of hannah anderson. new details released overnight. >>> and a major breakthrough that is said to lower men's risk of getting prostate cancer. >>> and welcome back. the cash-strapped u.s. postal service is making more changes to take on rivals like fedex. the agency is now offering free online tracking for priority mail shipments, free insurance and date-specific delivery. the moves come as the postal service is reeling from losses this year, totalling $3.9 billion. >>> cisco systems is cutting 4,000 jobs. it's about 5% of the company's workforce. the job cuts come after weaker sales in japan, china and europe. >>> apple's struggling stock is starting to show signs of life. surpassing the $500 share mark for the first time since january. the surge comes after investor carl icahn said he purchased a large chunk of the co
football takes its affordable ticket prices west. detroit rockers now are the l.a. kiss. yes, kiss, as in rock and roll. gene simmons, paul stanley. simmons says an l.a. kiss game will be like a kiss concert. he said it's going to be thrilling and heart pounding action if you go to that one. >>> in london, trying to save 300 tigers in the world, what do we have here? 300 naked people. >> i think i did something like that in zpleej many people considered that. they ran 900 feet there in the zoo there in london and raised about $93,000, almost $100,000. >> it's a great cause. tigers are amazing animals. declining in the wild. >> they really were behind it. >> thanks so much, richard. it's time to dig deeper into today's top political stories. and for that, we're joined by politico's seven surreally in washington. >> happy friday right back at you. >> the rnc has been holding their summer meeting in boston the last few days and politico says the party is in worse shape now than they were right after the presidential elections. why? >> they're holed up in boston but it's no tea party.
for gritty realism and forceful dialogue, referred to as the dickens of detroit. 26 of his books have been adapted for the big screen, get shorty quoigt out of sight quoi 310 to yuma." we talked about paying tribute to someone of the great writers, we thought one of the best ways was to hear from the man himself. >> i'll come to my desk about 9:30 and work. but i always work until 6:00. rarely have lunch. the idea of lunch doesn't interest me at all, i'm not hungry. i'm just into what i'm doing. i write in longhand, and it's just to me that's writing, you know? and then i put it on a typewriter. i just stop at 6:00 because you got to stop sometime. but, still, yeah, the character, though, could still be in my head. and maybe i might even sound hike that character. maybe all day long i might sound like that character. and my wife might say, well, i know who you are today. i never, ever write from my own point of view. i never use my words. i don't want them to hear me telling them what the -- or showing them what the book is about. i want them immersed in it the same way that i am. but, sti
. >>> the city of detroit can't catch a break. firefighters from 20 different companies came together to try and fight a blaze. the entire industrial yard has been destroyed by the fire and it still has not been contained as of late last night. for more on weather conditions around the country i'm joined by meteorologist bill karins. >> that town has been very dry. it's been warm, but not hot. and we're starting to get the fires and this is the peak of the fire season. and it's interesting, we've only had about half as much acreage burn this year as last year. as bad as the pictures have been. so let's show what you we're dealing with. this is a quiet period of weather across the country.you dealing with. this is a quiet period of weather across the country. usually we have about 1200 tornados year to date by thousand. we've only had 716. of course it only takes one really bad one like whore, o are oik, okay la and you think it's been a horrible season. the only disaster was the moore, oklahoma tornado. we had had 11 last year. so typically we average about five a year. we'll have to waet a
history moved deeper into the yosemite national park. >>> the city of detroit getting a makeover. the state plans to demolish nearly 4,000 abandoned homes to remove urban blight. >>> and health officials in texas working to contain a measles outbreak linked to a so-called mega church. i'm john siegenthaler. mer "america tonight" is next. >>> what happens when social media uncovers unheard, fascinating news stories? >> they share it. >> social media isn't an afterthought. america. >> al-jazeera social america community online. >> this is your outlet for those conversations >> post, upload and interact. >> every night, share undiscovered stories. >> the stream, tomorrow night, [[voiceover]] every day, events sweep across our country. and with them, a storm of views. how can you fully understand the impact unless you've heard angles you hadn't considered? antonio mora brings you smart conversation that challenges the status quo with unexpected opinions and a fresh outlook. including yours. would probably be very good at that also. that is it for al-jazeera america. >>> and welcome b
, not realizing the techniques being used to get you not to care, you know. detroit is bankrupt today. detroit is also bankrupt today after decades of socialism. decades of social welfare state. detroit is the future of every american city. when i was a child growing up, american cities were our g treasure. today american cities are a wasteland. they're a wasteland because of welfare, they're a wasteland because of broken families. the tragedy that's going on in our inare cities and around the country, which will spread to the suburbs, where children are not raised correctly, don't have an education, don't see a future, where the family is broken from the beginning, these tragedies -- someone has to stand up and say this is the lie that began in the new deal. this is the lie of government dependence. don't be satisfied as young people to be told you're not needed. don't be satisfied to be told that somebody in china or anywhere else can do your jobs better than you can do them. but fight for this. and if you listen to the lie, socialism always comes on to help you, and then in the end it impri
in detroit, protecting the pensions of people attacked by a financial manager. they were affected by the changes of what took place in detroit. they've been spending a lot of time trying to straighten that out. >> a reminder 50 years ago this was a march for jobs and freedom, organized largely by a. phillip randolph, the great labor leader and the issue of union rights, labor rights, workers rights has always been deeply interconnected with civil rights in this country. >> there's no question about it. the unions are a little nervous as this continuing attack on collective bargaining, continual attack and the introduction of legislation in right to work states, this is being introduced. local elections are taking ahold and attacking workers and depressing wages. this is a big part of what afsme has been focusing on. they're at the pinnacle of the fight right now of what's going on in michigan. >> it's almost impossible to imagine how we can talk about closing a racial inequality gap without also talking at the exact same time about the economic equality that is so critical in our
to detroit tigers' fans trying to rally their guys. detroit's bankrupt. bankrupt. well, looks like sports fans can take a page from the business section. not very nice, though. >>> army major nidal hassan gunned down dozens of people at fort hood and now he wants to be the next to die. they want off the case because they say hassan himself wants to be executed. ed lavandera covering the court-martial in texas for us. ed, what is the very latest on this? >> good morning. we are waiting for court procedure proceedings to bedwgin this morning. this is after everything was dramatically shut down in the courtroom yesterday after the three attorneys that are essentially standing by major hassan's side, he is acting as his own attorney, but the military has invited three attorneys that help him guide through any legal procedural issues. they are not actually speaking in the courtroom because hasan has been doing it. those three attorneys started voicing concerns. hasan is trying to help the prosecution to ensure that he gets the death penalty and those attorneys don't feel like they can stand by
sports? and the reason i ask you that is because i interviewed the detroit tigers and i asked them, would you feel comfortable with a gay player coming out on the detroit tigers and they said, what's the big deal? is it different in the world of baseball than it is in the world of football? >> i don't think so, actually. i think we do athletes a disservice by assuming that they are all neandrethals. i've found that most don't care what the sexual orientation is. it allows everyone a voice in the conversation. so i don't believe that there is one sport that is more or less homophobic. i just think that athletes are not given the opportunity to prove how accepting that they are. >> i ask you these questions because in the world of sports, especially in football, you see many religious players, social conservatives. >> yeah. you know, i think that religion is important and the one thing that we do is try to meet the players or anyone where they are at. if there's a player that has a religious concern about playing with an lgbt player, we want to have that conversation, do it in an open and h
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